|02-28-2012 02:38 PM|
|02-28-2012 09:54 AM|
|02-27-2012 08:50 PM|
|dr_destructo||Cables were fine. Already had dielectric grease on the terminals from a few months ago when I installed the new battery. Starter wire terminals looked surprisingly good for 160k miles.|
|02-27-2012 05:49 PM|
|02-27-2012 05:49 PM|
My starter cranks slowly, and I suspect my radio deck is vamping the battery even when the key is out of the ignition. It only turns once or twice before it catches though... but only when it's warm. I have to "prime" the injection by turning the key on and off (just before the start setting) and get that low whirrr noise when it's cold, or else it will beat the battery to death before it cranks.
It's a 2.5 L, '97.
|02-27-2012 05:41 PM|
|ipleadda2nd||When you replaced the battery did you clean the battery cable contacts? A corroded battery cable can make a healthy battery appear bad. I would also check the starter cable contacts as well.|
|02-27-2012 02:28 PM|
|02-27-2012 02:11 PM|
|dr_destructo||Fixed. Nothing a call to NAPA couldnt fix. New starter and 15 min of work. Cranks faster than ever now.|
|02-27-2012 08:23 AM|
|dr_destructo||Think I will order one today. Let you know if that takes care of it. Thanks!|
|02-27-2012 08:04 AM|
|Imped||Definitely the starter. I'd go get a new starter and before installing the new one, clean all of the terminals--battery pos/neg, starter, alternator. Throw a little dielectric grease on them and it should start the shit out of that Jeep.|
|02-27-2012 06:18 AM|
|jp2611||been so long it sounds normal to me---I don't think it cranks long.....very similar to my JK....actually JK is the one that "feels weird" .......in comparison to the TJ it seems that it is "electronic" I don't feel the connection/ and there is a slight hesitation when I hit the key in the JK.|
|02-27-2012 05:34 AM|
|Rommelx3||so I have a 97 4.0 as well and it's just now started to take a bit longer to fire up...if it's not the starter what other possible culprits could it be? just put in a new battery and it only hesitates if its been sitting over 8ish hrs.|
|02-26-2012 11:47 PM|
|BigEZ||unless it's a distinct difference that you noticed all-of-a-sudden, I'd guess it's normal. My 93 XJ 5spd starter sounded exactly like my 02 TJ 5spd- like a cranky old man trying to get out of a chair. But they both start(ed) every time.|
|02-26-2012 06:27 PM|
|Blackpony04||Not knowing how Jeeps are supposed to start I never suspected mine had any problems until it crapped out a few weeks ago. All I can say is it's a night and day difference with the new starter and it sounds like that's your issue to me.|
|02-26-2012 05:09 PM|
|JDGROVER||Mine does the same thing, i have noticed that if you dont put alot of pressure on the clutch it turns over slower then when you press harder. (5 spd.)|
|02-26-2012 05:02 PM|
|dr_destructo||Does not have to crank a long time, just turns over slow. Old battery did it, new battery does it. Seems like most jeeps i hear start up do it. Seems to be getting slower the past few months, warm or cold.|
|02-26-2012 01:05 PM|
|02-26-2012 12:00 PM|
|02-26-2012 11:49 AM|
|mrbat23||Mine cranks slow also, but it always starts, so to me its not a problem.|
|02-26-2012 11:39 AM|
Have you had your jeep long? Mine is recently purchased. I drove at least 12 jeeps during my search, and they all sounded the same when starting up. To me it sounds like I'm starting an old tractor, but my perspective is skewed since this the first non-Honda I've owned in 15 years.
Edit: I did not test any 2.5's though.
|02-26-2012 11:16 AM|
|darkproximity||Probably the starter man.. its a quick fix if you have a bit of lift.. mine crapped out on me when I was in an Autozone parking lot getting it tested lol|
|02-26-2012 11:12 AM|
|dr_destructo||Nobody has this problem???|
|02-15-2012 09:53 AM|
Slow turning starter or nature of the Jeep?
2001 4.0 auto cranks slow. Seemed as though was the bettery. Dropped in new Interstate and there is no difference. Jeep is over 160k miles. Is the starter wore out? I had a 1997 4.0 a few years ago and i seem to remember similar starting. Co-worker has a 2.5 and it turns over much quicker.